Today’s choice for the song of the day is “Youth” by Glass Animals. Explore the visually pleasing video below courtesy of Neil Krug and company.
Glass Animals are a U.K experimental indie outfit that will be putting out an LP, How to be a Human Being, later this month. On August 26th Wolf Tone will be releasing it on multiple formats HERE. This will be the group’s sophomore album. Dating back to 2012 the band has put out five EP’s and not a one has been a disappointment.
The alluring aspect of Glass Animals is their silky and experimental sound that continues to bring the group to the brink of perfection. Frontman, Dave Baley, sings and layers abstract vocals over catchy beats. The lyrics from Glass Animals can be seen to be equivalent to Grimes or Purity Ring. Many of the ideas are abstract and leave much of the interpretation to the listener. That is part of the beauty of this act. It allows the mind to adventure and indulge into the blissful soundscapes.
A jungle drum beat and high pitch drums introduce Dave’s sleek vocals in “Youth”. According to NPR, the song “is about nostalgia and the strange mix of happiness and sadness that swirls around it, is sung from a parent to a child. It was inspired by a devastating story Bayley had heard from a stranger about her son.” The sulky attitude that the song brings is just what is needed to start off Monday on the right foot. Listen to the song above, or below in our OE Monomania playlist.
Glass Animals Fall 2016 Tour:
08/19 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
09/03 – Laois, IE @ Electric Picnic
09/24 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
09/25 – Washington, DC @ Echostage
09/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
09/28 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
09/29 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
09/30 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
10/01 – Ithaca, NY @ State Theater
10/05 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Riverside
10/06 – Chicago, IL @ The Riv
10/07 – Minneapolis, MN. @ Myth
10/11 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount
10/12 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theater
10/13 – Portland, OR. @ Schnitzer
10/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
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